I've had my Acer for over a year now. I was a little skeptical at first because its not what I would consider a "name brand". However, the price was right and I decided to give it a try. I've never had a problem with a monitor in the past, so I figured, why not? The monitor has performed very well for me. It turns on quickly, has a very sharp picture, and I have noticed no issues with dead pixels. The screen refresh rate is solid enough to show no traces as far as I can tell, and I enjoy streaming content, watching TV, and watching DVD's through this monitor. The screen was very easy to setup as its plug and play. I simply plugged it into the computer and it was recognized. I would definitely consider Acer in the future based on my experience with this monitor. Most screen manufacturers are getting their screens from the same place, so you are paying less for this monitor, and getting the same quality.